The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) helps direct and develop uniform public health procedures involving zoonotic disease in the United States and its territories.


The NASPHV supports the position taken by the AVMA and states designating veterinary practices as essential businesses.

Several states have already deemed veterinary practices to be “essential businesses” and we seek to ensure a consistent designation across jurisdictions.

Please share this recommendation with appropriate parties in your state government when making determinations about essential businesses regarding your COVID-19 response.